I'll Buy What They're Buying

Today I will focus on what has become one of my favorite screens related to insider activity -- I have tested it back to 2008. When CEOs or CFOs purchase their own company shares in the open market, it is highly probable the stock will go up.

This simple strategy has beaten the market solidly with an average of 75% winning trades over a one-year hold. I use this in my value searches. A stock under book with CEO or CFO buying is a buy no matter what the market, the economy or the Fed have been up to of late. If I were a trader, my universe would revolve around stocks with this type of buying....599 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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